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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

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Address: Forsythia Drive, Mount Tamborine, Queensland 4272, Australia
Phone Number: +61 488 033 239
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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is an 11 hectare site encompassing a...

Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is an 11 hectare site encompassing a wide variety of gardens from Roses, Magnolias, Bromeliads, Orchids, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Natives, to name but a few.

With easy walks, plus some that are not suitable for those with walking limitations, you will be able to see the results of 30 years work by a dedicated group of Volunteers.

Picnic tables and shelters are available, plus, throughout the Gardens, Contemplative sites, with a seat, enable the visitor to rest and take in the beauty of nature.

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, plants that have been propagated at the Gardens are available for sale.

The Gardens are open every day of the year from dawn to dusk.

There is no facility for purchasing food or drink at the Gardens though Gallery Walk, with it's numerous outlets is only a short drive away.

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Beautiful Gardens

Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens are beautiful and relaxing. Undercover gazebo for impromptu dining. Lovely tranquil ponds/ plants / trees and shrubs. Named plants along good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
BabsGoldCoast
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens are beautiful and relaxing. Undercover gazebo for impromptu dining. Lovely tranquil ponds/ plants / trees and shrubs. Named plants along good pathways. Flowering trees and shrubs according to times of the year.

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear BabsGoldCoast I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens, and took the time to review them. We appreciate your comments. We are very proud of the Gardens and I am particularly proud of the job done by the Volunteers, who's average age is in the mid 70's. I will pass your comments on to them. Kind regards... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I am ashamed to say I have lived within 30 mins of these gardens for years and only went for the first time yesterday. They are superb and even more extraordinary they are run and maintained by volunteers. The gardens are relaxing, peaceful and beautiful.

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Jamoz23 Thank you for your review. I am pleased you have finally visited the Gardens and found them to your liking.It is amazing how many locals have not visited them. I hope you continue to visit them in the future, and also tell your friends about them. I will pass your comments on to the Volunteers. Kind regards The... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I felt that it was trying very hard to be attractive for children and missed out on being a botanic garden for adults. Each section was very, very small. Fewer, more complete zones would help.

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Thank Antiochus2014
Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Antiochus2014 Thank you for your review though I am sorry you were disapointed in your visit. We have one zone that has been built specifically with children in mind children, and that is the Sooty Owl Creekside Trai. I am pleased to say that this area is proving to be very popular with both Children and adults too. While... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were told by a family member that we should visit the gardens - that they were spectacular. We were not disappointed, so beautiful! So many different themes, the autumn colours, the lovely orchid house and the Japanese Garden. We were very impressed with Sooty Owl Creekside Trail which our young grandchildren would have loved exploring and playing around. This... More 

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear 96bridget I can only assume by your heading that you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens!! I am pleased you took the time to send in a review, which I will pass on to the Volunteers. There is still work being done on the Creekside Trail, and we are extending the Orchid House that you mentioned. We hope that... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

after our lovely lunch we decided to just take a short drive and go for a walk, the gardens are amazing

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear LyndaPerkins I was pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Botanic Garden and took the time to review them. I am very proud of the Volunteers who work at keeping them looking so good and will pass on your review to them. Kind regards The General Manager More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is the perfect time of the year to visit these botanic gardens. The weather is nice and cool making this a great place to explore with friends or family. We came here after hanging around town at the weekend markets. If you've got the time, make sure you visit here!

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Gracieloo12 Thank you for visiting the Gardens over the weekend, and for writing a review. The Autumn Colours have been fantastic this year, and we now have a little lull, before Springtime bursts forth at the Gardens. I do hope you will be able to revisit then. We are doubling the size of our Orchid house at present and... More 

Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We went mid week and there was hardly anyone there - it was so peaceful and such a pleasure to wander about in such a serene and picturesque environment. The track is well developed and full of interesting information along the way We had a picnic lunch at one of the many tables scattered through the site to top a... More 

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Jay094 I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens and took the time to write a review. The Volunteers are working to keep improving the Gardens and they do appreciate review such as yours, that let them know their efforts are noticed, and appreciated. I will pass your review on to them. Kind regards The General... More 

Pacific Pines, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

we walked the along the palms,,near the fish pond and past the orchids ..Japanese garden and phew didn't know it was so big ,,we loved what they have done to the gardens and our granddaughter loved the kids garden...will go again very nice

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Thank Mary M
Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Mary M Thank you so much for your review of the Gardens. I am pleased your Granddaughter enjoyed the Sooty Owl Trail and hope you can come back when it is finished. The Gardens cover some 22 acres, though a lot of this is rainforest. It is lovely place to take the children or just to go by your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Any time I visit the mountain I take a stroll around the Botanical Gardens. They are worthwhile all year round but, like any gardens, are especially beautiful in spring when everything blossoms. These gardens have a secret corner that makes you feel you're in the middle of a rainforest. The grounds are used for weddings as well.

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Thank Sabina S
Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Sabina Thank you for taking the time to reveiw the Gardens following your recent visit.I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. To sit in any of the Contemplative sites, and just listen to, and watch, nature, is a most relaxing way to enjoy the Gardens. It is something I wish I had more time to do myself. I shall... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. From the moment we left the car we were surrounded by wonderful bird song. I had no idea what to expect from these gardens, but they blew me away with the variety of trees, trails and wildlife. I was struck by the learning from the abundant signage. I hope to revisit these gardens, what... More 

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear DefltyD Thank you so much for visiting our Gardens and writing a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and hope you can visit again soon. Our Volunteers do a wonderful job and the Gardens are a credit to them. I will pass your comments on to them. Kind regards The General Manager More 

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